Today we're bringing you the first instalment of our brand new 'Meet the Team' series. Every month we'll be bringing you a short interview with a member of the Paperclip family...
This week we're saying hello to Justin, our long-serving Marketing Manager. Justin has been with us since 2017 and has been growing, and rewarding, the Paperclip community ever since!
Hey Justin, go ahead and introduce yourself to the blogosphere...
Hey everyone I'm Justin, the Marketing Manager here at Paperclip HQ. I mostly work on developing and executing our digital and email marketing strategies as well as providing general support to the team and our users.
How did it all begin?
So it'll be my four year anniversary as a full-time member of the Paperclip squad this coming August. I was studying Business Management at Swansea University and I was working for Red Bull as a Brand Ambassador the same time. In my final year, I wanted to gain some more work experience and started an internship with Paperclip. Once I graduated, there was only one place I wanted to work and that was right here. I started my first job after uni as a Marketing Coordinator and after a year, I became Marketing Manager!
So what attracted you to the role?
I like having a variety of roles and taking on new challenges as it enables me to learn something new, and develop my skills. As we were in the early start-up stage, I thought this would be a great time to jump in and help the company, and community, grow.
What motivates you to keep going?
I love to build things and lead on projects. I love watching them develop and really take pride in any successes we have individually or as a team. I've been lucky to work on so many projects from the ground up, whether that be growing our student communities, creating ad campaigns or email flows to keep our users engaged and feeling valued.
What do you get up to outside of work?
I really like working on my own projects and start-up ideas, currently running a personalised hoodie blanket company! I also love Muay Thai, and will hopefully be having my first fight soon.
Do you have a favourite movie?
Pulp Fiction. What a film! Even though I've only seen it once, and that was about about 10 years ago, I really enjoyed it.
What's your dream holiday destination?
That's a tough one. Though I've always fancied going on a food odyssey in South East Asia on a motorbike. Maybe next year. If I do go, I'll be sure to share the photos on the @Paperclip HQ socials!
And finally, tell us a fun fact about yourself...
Hmmm, well this is kind of embarrassing, but when I younger I learned to play 'Numb' by Linkin Park on the piano. It's actually the only song I know how to play on there. Maybe one day I'll expand my repertoire...maybe.
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Published by: Laurence in Team